What does radical Christianity look like?

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  1. NGRIA Bassett profile image59
    NGRIA Bassettposted 9 years ago

    I hear of radical Islams whose beliefs leads them to become human bombs, what would that look like for Christians?

    1. quietnessandtrust profile image59
      quietnessandtrustposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Read the book of acts and you have your answer. big_smile

    2. Daniel Carter profile image74
      Daniel Carterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The religion forum here on hubpages.
      smile

    3. Kadmiels profile image56
      Kadmielsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      just look at mormons or johova witnesses

    4. spirituality profile image62
      spiritualityposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Scientists of religion consider Christian fundamentalists, you know the ones that kill doctors who perform abortions for instance, to be very similar indeed to Muslim extremists.

    5. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      To this Christian, when it happend it looked like useless death. A wrong cause, a lost soul. But later that night it hit me about something. He had the strength to Die for his Beliefe.

      When I finaly faced it, and stopped saying beter him than me. I found myself praying for that same strength to die for mine, when and if that time came. Thank God it did not.

      Jon

  2. zadrobi profile image58
    zadrobiposted 9 years ago

    I would say it would look something like the crusades.

  3. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    It doesn't look like anything, for in The Light of The Truth it does not exist. The Truth is not radical, The Truth is The Truth and The Truth is the Lord Jesus Christ - period.

    Only the Christian Religion has radicals within its membership. It also has legalists, judaisers, progressives, liberals, libertines, gays, lesbians, adulterers, fornicators, blasphemers galore; you name it or them and the wretched Christian Religion has got it or them, but one thing it hasn't got is The Truth.

    1. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Could you please define "Truth" for me?

  4. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    http://z.hubpages.com/u/1684502_100.jpg

    1. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Very cryptic answer Misha. I guess you have to draw your own conclusions is what you are saying.  But how is your answer related to the topic?

    2. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good one Misha. 

      After 9/11, in a special West Wing episode, President Bartlett's team offered this:

      Osama Bin Laden and the 9/11 terrorists are to Islam as

      KKK is to Christianity.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
        Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds like Hollywood.

    3. profile image0
      rednckwmnposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol

    4. quietnessandtrust profile image59
      quietnessandtrustposted 9 years agoin reply to this
      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this
        1. quietnessandtrust profile image59
          quietnessandtrustposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          tantrum wrote:


          tantrum / earnest / misha / randy / wordscribe



          Me

  5. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I thought it was transparent enough - radical christianity looks and sounds like this guy with many teeth. Behaves similarly, too big_smile

  6. rhamson profile image75
    rhamsonposted 9 years ago

    I am such a moron.  I took it to mean truth is life and death.

  7. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    LOL I miss on jokes pretty often and don't think I'm a moron. Relax smile

  8. profile image0
    Scott.Lifeposted 9 years ago

    I'm a radical Christian; I refuse to be put into a box and labeled,I associate with sinners, atheist, non-believers and those who question God. I allow others their opinion and leave the judgment to God, and I refuse to be told by any man on earth what God's will for me is. Yep I might just bring down the whole religion they should definitely stone a blasphemer like me.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you know my Father wink

  9. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    "Could you please define "Truth" for me?"

    I already have.

    1. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You seem to have it all figured out.  Christ can come anytime and you will be ready to go.

      Remember a questioning mind is an active mind the reverse is quite dead.

  10. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    "You seem to have it all figured out."

    Of course, are you not Born Again, too, for if you are you should also have it all 'figured out' (your words) - I don't have a monopoly in The Truth.

    "Christ can come anytime and you will be ready to go."

    I fail to see what this statement has to do with my having it all 'figured out'.

    Ask away, but if you do not understand what I have already said then you may a have a problem or three.

    1. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow are we defensive?  I merely suggested that if you have a one word answer to a very complex question you have cut off the possibility of learning something more.  That is why I stated a questioning mind is an active mind the reverse is quite dead.

      I don't see how you could suppose I have it all figured out from my post.

  11. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    "I merely suggested that if you have a one word answer to a very complex question you have cut off the possibility of learning something more."

    Ah, herein lies one your three problems: Complexity and in that word I know you have nothing to offer me.

    For there is a simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Cor 11:3

    No, I do not have a one word answer, but I do have two words: The Truth. Now we are back to where I started. The question now is are you any the wiser? Some how I just get the feeling that you won't be.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You either

      1. Jerami profile image70
        Jeramiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hey guys;  I have a religion and a band wagon does anyone want to jump on it?   I am right caus I said so!  we will anialiate anyone that disagrees.  they are wrong cause they think that I am not correct.   DO  YA BELIEVE    DO YA BELIEVE   COME ON NOW DO YA BELIEVE   LET ME HERE AN AMEN

    2. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I stand corrected and appologize. The Truth must have a definition I will include the Websters definition of the word and perhaps you can tie it to you statement so we both have a clearer understanding.

      1 a archaic : fidelity, constancy b : sincerity in action, character, and utterance
      2 a (1) : the state of being the case : fact (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality b : a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true <truths of thermodynamics> c : the body of true statements and propositions
      3 a : the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality b chiefly British : true 2 c : fidelity to an original or to a standard
      4 capitalized Christian Science : god

      — in truth : in accordance with fact : actually


      Please pick one that we can both relate too.

      1. quietnessandtrust profile image59
        quietnessandtrustposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I prefer the definition that The Messiah gave when He said
        "I AM.....THE TRUTH"

        1. UpHisAss profile image61
          UpHisAssposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          THE GREATEST LIE ... EVER TOLD.

          Good job. Excellent work. More for US now....

  12. Jerami profile image70
    Jeramiposted 9 years ago

    a radical christian believes that wahatever they were taught by someone else is worth killing for.  where did the free will go.   doing that cause of what someone else said????
    putting my faith in what someone else teaches????
    Why cain't I read it for my self????

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this



      Well said Jerami.
      I don't know about you, but when I read I do not have people around me telling me the  meaning as I read. smile
      If I need to know I can ask. smile

    2. profile image0
      sneakorocksolidposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You were given free agency what you do with it is totally up to you.

      1. profile image0
        cosetteposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        i love that term "free agency". it has helped me through life more than you can imagine in terms of undue worry and such...

  13. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    Ah Misha. So direct! And accurate! lol

  14. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 9 years ago

    You


    Me

    1. quietnessandtrust profile image59
      quietnessandtrustposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You

  15. quietnessandtrust profile image59
    quietnessandtrustposted 9 years ago

    Did U get it 2 play?

  16. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 9 years ago

    Yes!! Me


    lol

    I can't open the page where your music is sad

    1. quietnessandtrust profile image59
      quietnessandtrustposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I sent a new link....2 of them....big_smile

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks! I'll check that 2morrow ! big_smile

        1. quietnessandtrust profile image59
          quietnessandtrustposted 9 years agoin reply to this
  17. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 9 years ago

    lol big_smile cool

  18. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    Great.

    <text removed - no personal attacks in the Forums.>

    1. UpHisAss profile image61
      UpHisAssposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good work.

    2. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol Yes! I'm a child ! a child at heart. That's why I'm a happy person smile
      you sound old and bitter. Like the Bible. Like your avatar sad
      I feel sorry for you! It seems like life doesn't treat you well! Poor you ! sad

  19. David Bowman profile image60
    David Bowmanposted 9 years ago

    What does radical Christianity look like? Well, it looks like parents who don't take their children to the hospital for proper treatment when they get sick, and instead, try to pray the illness away resulting in the death of the child.

    http://whatstheharm.net/faithhealing.html

    It looks like political activism that tries to prevent children from learning well established science.

    It looks like parents who frighten their children by telling them that, if they don't love Jesus or follow the Bible, they will burn in the flames of Hell for all eternity.

    It looks like people who don't care about changing the environmental policies that are currently causing the death of our planet because Jesus is coming back soon and will fix everything anyway.

    It looks like people who condemn condom use in Africa even though it would save thousands from getting and eventually dying from HIV.

    It looks like people who condemn stem cell research because, to them, a three-day-old blastocyst (a fertilized egg composed of about 150 cells) is more important than the three year old with leukemia who would benefit from a treatment derived from stem cells.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I am on the other side of the planet, and Christians look the same in my country too.
      We have the usual loonies, but the church here at the coalface does not preach to the poor and homeless they help. The public would not wear it, they would lose cred so fast if they did. smile

      1. David Bowman profile image60
        David Bowmanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I had heard that there are some fundamentalists over where you are. I think the famous creation "scientist" Ken Ham is from there. He is now over here bugging us with his pseudoscientific nonsense.

  20. Valerie F profile image54
    Valerie Fposted 9 years ago

    To me, radical Christianity is active and dynamic Christianity that does not allow people to get comfortable with the status quo. It inspires hope and action rather than fear and stagnation.

  21. profile image0
    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    They blow up Dr's and Nurses and little girls gettin' abortions among other things.

  22. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    "I stand corrected and appologize. The Truth must have a definition I will include the Websters definition of the word and perhaps you can tie it to you statement so we both have a clearer understanding.

    1 a archaic : fidelity, constancy b : sincerity in action, character, and utterance
    2 a (1) : the state of being the case : fact (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality b : a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true  c : the body of true statements and propositions
    3 a : the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality b chiefly British : true 2 c : fidelity to an original or to a standard
    4 capitalized Christian Science : god

    — in truth : in accordance with fact : actually


    Please pick one that we can both relate too."

    Why would I pick a word/definition from a secular book whose authors have no Spiritual understanding?

  23. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    "I feel sorry for you! It seems like life doesn't treat you well! Poor you!"

    Not half as sorry as I feel for you.

    1. UpHisAss profile image61
      UpHisAssposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent. Pity them their inadequacies. Very good. You have done well. Perhaps a little more scorn though? I find it works very well.

  24. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    "Excellent. Pity them their inadequacies. Very good. You have done well. Perhaps a little more scorn though? I find it works very well."

    He has no inadequacies compared to you? LOL

    1. UpHisAss profile image61
      UpHisAssposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful. More scorn though.

  25. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    "Wonderful. More scorn though."

    What scorn?

    1. UpHisAss profile image61
      UpHisAssposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, yes - excellent. Willful ignorance also. Very good.

  26. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    "Yes, yes - excellent. Willful ignorance also. Very good."

    Yes, yes - excellent. Accusations from The Accuser. Very good. Keep it up.

    1. quietnessandtrust profile image59
      quietnessandtrustposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Acknowledging the mockery is useless. Move along.

  27. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    "Acknowledging the mockery is useless. Move along."

    I have mocked the mockery not acknowledged it.

    Furthermore, since when were you made an authority here, and did I take this thread off topic with infantile cartoons?

    What I suggest is that you make a relevant comment and get the thread back on topic instead of minding my business.

  28. Sanctus Vesania profile image61
    Sanctus Vesaniaposted 9 years ago

    To move this thread back on topic...

    Radical mainstream (fake) Christianity, would probably look something like this note.

    - a video game of all things

  29. ScarletRyan1970 profile image60
    ScarletRyan1970posted 9 years ago

    Hello,

    It looks like Bin Laden with a Bapist Bible in his hand.

  30. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    "Scientists of religion consider Christian fundamentalists, you know the ones that kill doctors who perform abortions for instance, to be very similar indeed to Muslim extremists."

    In this statement you are comparing one religion with another - the Islamic Religion with the Christian Religion - all religion is of the Devil.

    Following The Lord Jesus Christ is not a religion and followers of The Lord Jesus Christ do not go around killing doctors or anyone else for that matter.

 
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